However their union seems less like a marriage and more like the relationship one would see between parent and child. Like a parent, John is very controlling and patronizing in contrast with our main character, who is submissive and compliant like a child. Furthermore, John, although he is caring and loving, really doesn’t take his wife seriously. In this time period PPD was not discovered. So we see our main character and we feel her pain, we know she is suffering because she can feel within herself that something is not right.
Later in the play, her before ‘happiness’ becomes loneliness and obsession over the ‘kiddy’. “I keep wondering about the kiddy opposite”. Still Miss Ruddock believes there is abuse or cruelty going on in the house and even tells the doctor about it. Her loneliness and obsession of the ‘kiddy’ build up, until we reach the climax to find Miss Ruddock has been writing ‘poison pen’ letters. “… Who was it that wrote to the chemist saying his wife was a prostitute?
The workers speak of her, basically, as Curley’s problem that needs to stay at home away from the other workers. She opens herself up to Crooks and Lennie because they possess equal amounts of powerlessness as she does. Curley’s wife feeds off of character’s insecurities, so she can strengthen herself against harm. At the end Curley’s wife’s powerlessness shows greatly when she is strangled at the hands of Lennie who she tries to seduce. This just shows how women then were little to any powerful.
Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
Throughout the novel, Miss Havisham uses mostly a bitter treatment towards Pip. She addresses to Estella “Break their hears and have no mercy.” Only a truly sick person could say this, but Pip ignores her thoughts. Pip claims, “I should have been happier and better if I had never seen Miss Havisham’s face.” He realizes, overtime, that she has effected him so much in a bad way and wishes that they never met. Towards the end Pip states, “If I let her go, the fire would break out again and consume her.” Even after all the misery she caused him, he is changed for he can’t give her up. Miss Havisham’s role is an essential detail for most of the other characters have some significant connection to her.
The wife from “The Yellow Wallpaper” is obviously mentally ill. She might suffer from depression, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder, but we are never for sure. Throughout this literary work, the wife is shuffled around and not given much freedom. Her husband, a doctor, advises her of what to do and what not to do. For the majority of the piece, the wife is stuck in a room consisting of few objects and horrendously disturbing yellow wallpaper. Not only does her husband manipulate her into staying in bed and thinking she is completely helpless and ill, but the yellow wallpaper also manipulates her into having strange thoughts.
21 November 2011 “How Not to Raise Your Child” The short stories Bobby’s Room and Two Kinds, by Douglas Dunn and Amy Tan, both include bad relationships between parent and child. Some of these reasons include lack of balance in parenting, dislike of parents due to bad parenting, and the child’s independence at the end of the story. In these stories there was a definite lack of balance in parenting, whether it be too much or too little. The two mothers in the stories go to one extreme or the other. “I don’t see any cars,’ Henry said, ‘so they must have rooms.’/ ‘When I want your opinion, I’ll ask for it.”(Dunn 70) In this quote, The Pollocks have just arrived at Netherbank.
This shows how the power of love can affect people, even tho Aphra wasn’t a big fan of Anna she still made a point out with some sense of caring. Another example of the destructive power of love is when Anna sleeps with Michael and then fleas Eyam. This is destructive because of how it made Anna feel like she had to leave Eyam aswell as Michael left in two minds. With Michael being in Grief of loosing his wife Elinor, Anna comforts Michael to try and get his mind of things. “Many people …..went so far as to whisper blame upon him for their great losses.” This made Michael feel worse about himself.
43% children show aggression in their behavior towards their parents. The affects of divorce are more evident among girls. They seem to suffer from poor self-esteem. After the disappearance of the father, they are unable to experience day-to-day caring and loving by the opposite sex as a result they lack the ability to successfully deal with the opposite sex or establish a healthy relation with them. They feel abandoned and dejected.
In the beginning, you immediately feel the isolation of the room in which our character lives, but you quickly figure she is there for a reason. In her writing in secret and disagreeing with physicians at all cost, you feel sorry for her, but also question if she is of right mind. There are times you are angry with the husband, but you know that is how it was at that time with how he treats her. I would agree most people reading would assume she is crazy and then see the clues that lead to postpartum depression and see the husband as not all bad. You cannot trust that her view of any reality when she seems most lucid is even clear enough for anything when you realize her state of mind.